Published: Wed, May 31, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Chip Wars Rage at Computex, as AMD Debuts Threadripper

Chip Wars Rage at Computex, as AMD Debuts Threadripper

AMD's Lisa Su specifically said "end of July" for the RX Vega reveal and launch, so that'll presumably happen on one of the July days rather than August. The company delivered a series of never-before-seen product demonstrations, showed new Ryzen processor-based high-end gaming systems from top global OEMs, and announced launch timelines for several of its upcoming data center, prosumer, and consumer products. We have seen AMD Ryzen 7 and AMD Ryzen 5, we also know that later this year we will be seeing AMD Ryzen 3.

Asus was teasing something that could maybe, possibly, be combining Ryzen and laptops a couple of weeks ago. The Ryzen mobile processor is a step ahead in terms of CPU performance and is 40% better on graphics than AMD's current products. That tandem was able to play Bethesda's Prey at 4K resolution at Ultra visual quality settings, and without any hiccups.

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The new Ryzen 9 CPUs, codenamed "Threadripper", are based on the company's Zen-core architecture, with the base model sporting 10 cores on the CPU. AMD said that its seven Ryzen desktop processors beat Intel's similarly priced chips by 27 percent to 75 percent in performance. The Epyc chips will scale up to 32 cores, and they will debut on June 20. Frontline Edition cards will also be the very first batch that contains Vega-based cards, the standard setter for the whole Vega product line. The company also announced the launch date for EPYC, its new family of high-performance processors for cloud-based and traditional on-premises datacenters. After years of Intel wiping the floor with it in processor sales, AMD says it's back, and it has the numbers to prove it. We were thrilled to be joined by customers and partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to showcase their latest AMD Ryzen-powered PCs. Most of what was known officially about Threadripper was confirmed, with the release of 16-core 32-thread CPUs being the headline chips, running on a new X399 chipset platform, using a new socket called TR4 rather than the AM4 for Ryzen.

The ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GL7027C laptop will actually use a Ryzen 7 CPU, making it the world's first 8-core gaming laptop. AMD is now in the process of slowly releasing information about the chip to build up interest ahead of its launch - which, before you ask, hasn't been set yet and is still "this summer".

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